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Michigan's Matthews enters NBA draft without hiring agent

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan standout Charles Matthews is taking a step toward playing professional basketball without giving up on the option of staying in school.

Matthews said Friday he is declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent.

Matthews can start working out for NBA teams on Tuesday in the hopes of being picked to participate in the draft combine next month in Chicago. He has until May 30 to stay in the draft or withdraw his name from consideration. The Chicago native would have two seasons of eligibility remaining if he returns to Michigan.

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Draft deadline gone, now it's time to wait on NBA decisions

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The deadline has passed for college players to declare early for the NBA draft. Now it's time to wait for the draft entries who didn't hire an agent to decide whether they're staying in or heading back to school.

The early-entry deadline was Sunday night. The next date to watch is May 30 — 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA draft combine — as the last day for draft entrants who didn't hire an agent to withdraw and return to school to keep their remaining eligibility.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Mar 12
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Virginia (65)31-21,6251
5Michigan State29-41,3044
10North Carolina25-101,10012
14Texas Tech24-971614
15West Virginia24-1066318
16Wichita State25-760411
17Ohio State24-860017
22Miami (FL)22-913424
25Saint Mary's (Cal.)28-57120


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Purdue gets Boudreaux as graduate transfer from Dartmouth

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Forward Evan Boudreaux has decided to play his final two seasons of basketball at Purdue.

He joins the Boilermakers after graduating in three years from Dartmouth and will have wo years of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-8 Illinois native will be eligible to play this fall.

Boudreaux played his first two seasons with the Big Green and averaged 17.6 points and 9.5 rebounds in 54 games. He sat out last season after announcing his intention to transfer.